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Laboratory Services

Introduction
Pentas Flora implements an intensive Lab Technology to grow our business module efficiently. Our laboratory located at our plant in Banting, Selangor is handled by a team of professionals who rigorously research and develop solid solutions to issues concerning the environment.

Apart from that, we also extend our Lab Technology to businesses that require scientific and technical R&D for the advancement of their business. To further enquire about our Lab Technology service, kindly email us at mail@exsim.com.my or contact our sales team for further information at +6012 - 428 1388. 

Managing hazardous waste and recycling it to produce a re-usable energy source is one of Pentas Flora’s niche. We have extensively invested in establishing our laboratory to progressively contribute towards better ways of managing scheduled waste. 

Our lab technology speaks volume of cutting-edge techniques and advancement to not only grow our own business but also our clients who require our breakthrough innovative services.

Laboratory and Analytical Services
We provide a full range of analytical testing services. Our highly trained and experienced Chemists, Laboratory Senior Executive and Technicians provide the assistance, expertise, and management necessary to obtain timely accurate and reliable results. Our laboratory facilities are designed to support our operations with some wastes being chemical-based and hazardous in nature. Our stable of chemists and laboratory technicians are qualified and well-trained to analyse, understand, process and recommend the necessary protocols required to handle all types of waste material from collection, transportation, treatment and recovery.

Laboratory Facilities
Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art equipment to provide a full range of analytical testing services. Our State-of-the Art Equipment

Measurement ASTM Method Lab Equipment Brand / Model Why We Need To Know Status
Specific Gravity ASTM D1298 Hydrometer - Weight of the oil versus volume. Available
Kinematic Viscosity ASTM D445 Kinematic Viscosity Normalab / Koehler The capability of oil pump and also flow of the oil. Available
Flash Point ASTM D93 Pernsky Marten Close Cup Flash Point Petrotest / Normalab The flammability of the oil and also fire hazard of petroleum product. Available
Moisture Content ASTM
D6304-07
/ ASTM E203
Coulumetric Karl Fisher / Volumetric Karl Fisher Mitsubishi CA21 / Mitsubishi K21 Total volume of the water in the oil so that water won't be contact with sulfur to produce the acidic gases during burning process which can pollute the emission release. Available
Total Acid Number ASTM
D664-07
Auto Titrator Mitsubishi To ensure that the mill steel pipe or metal casting for oil is not corroded by monitoring the total acid number. Available
Sediment and Total Suspended Solid ASTM D473 Extraction Gravimetric Normalab To ensure that oil burning is efficient and also low maintenance due to filter no chock during the burning process. Available
Sediment Content in Oil product ASTM D1796 Automatic Centrifuge Kohler Centrifugation provides a convenient means of determining sediment in crude oil, fuel oils, middle distillate fuels, and biodiesel. Also use in determining the precipitation number, demulsibility characteristics, trace sediment, and insoluble in used lubricating oils. Available
Mass of Ash ASTM D482 Furnace Koehler To measure the inorganic material in the fuel. Available
Gross Calorific Value ASTM
D240-02
BOM Calorimeter IKA To measure the heating value of the fuel or the amount of the heat release during the combustion of specified amount. Available
Sulfur in The Oil ASTM D129 BOM Calorimeter IKA To measure the sulfur in order to control the emission and pollutant from the oil burning process. Available
Copper Corrosion ASTM D130 Copper Corrosion Analyzer Normalab Determination of the corrosiveness to copper of oil and petroleum products. Available
Total Halogen
(Chloride Content)
APHA 3120B ICP OES Spectro Acros The Salt (chloride) content of crude oils is an important measurement which determines the potential for an oil to corrode equipment and pipelines. Measurements are taken along the supply line from well head to refinery and evaluation of salt content allows prompt corrective action to be taken when unacceptable salt levels are present. Available
Carbon Residue of Oil ASTM D4530 Micro Carbon Residue Normalab Method to calculate the carbon residue of a fuel. The carbon residue value is considered by some to give an approximate indication of the combustibility and deposit forming tendencies of the fuel. Available
Color for Lubricating Oil ASTM 1500 Color Comparator Lovibond Visual determination of the color of a wide variety of petroleum product. Available
Light and Heavy Elements (Inorganic Constituents) APHA 3120B ICP OES Spectro Arcos To measure the low and heavy metals elements in metal sludges waste water, oil and petroleum product Available
Organic Constituents ASTM 6420 Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) Agilent Separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition. Available
Extraction EPA 3500 Rotary Evaporator IKA Extraction organic material. Available
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) APHA 5220D Spectrophotometer HACH To measure the COD value and some others parameter of the effluent and influent for IETS. Available
pH Measurement APHA 4500H pH Meter SCHOTT Instruments Measure of pH in waste water and any liquid material. Available
Refractive Index ASTM D1218 Refractometer Rudolph Research Refractive index is a fundamental physical property that is used in conjunction with other properties to characterize pure hydrocarbons and their mixture. It is a useful property for concentration measurements, purity determinations and chemical identification. Available
Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oil ASTM D5800 Noack Volatility Kohler For determining the evaporation loss oils, particularly engine oils. High temperatures can evaporate oil which may contribute to oil consumption in an engine and can lead to a change in the properties of an oil. A measured quantity of sample is placed in an evaporation crucible that is then heated to 245.2oC with a constant flow of air drawn through it for 60 minutes. The loss in mass of the oil is determined. Available
Molecular Weight ASTM D1481 Pycnometer Anton Parr The liquid sample is introduced into the pycnometer, equilibrated to the desired temperature, and weighed. The density or specific gravity is then calculated from this weight and the previously determined calibration factor, and a correction is applied for the buoyancy of air. Available
Cloud Point and Pour Point ASTM D97 Cloud point and pour point are indicators of the lowest temperature of utility for petroleum products Kohler For Petroleum Product, cloud point and pour point of a petroleum product is an index of the lowest temperature of its utility for certain applications. The specimen is cooled at a specified rate and examined periodically. The highest temperature at which a cloud is first observed at the bottom of the test jar is recorded as the cloud point. The lowest temperature at which movement of the specimen is observed is recorded as the pour point. Available
Low Temperature Performance of Lubricants ASTM D5293 Cold Cranking Simulator Cannon Determination of apparent viscosity of engine oils at temperatures between –5 and -35C and at high shear rates. The results are related to engine cranking characteristics of engine oil. Available
Mid Boiling Point (oC) ASTM D2887E Boiling Range To be determined To chategorize the carbon chain of petroleum product thus determine the quality of the product itself. Coming in year 2014
Mini-Rotary Viscometer (MRV) Procedures ASTM D4684 Viscosity grade of the oil To be determined In the mini-rotary viscometer laboratory test, an engine oil is slowly cooled through a temperature range where wax crystallization is known to occur, followed by a relatively rapid cooling to the final test temperature, as determined by the SAE viscosity grade of the oil. Coming in year 2014
Sulfur (%) ASTM D4294 / D7220 Sulfur in Oil Spectro Sulfur from fuel or lube oil can have detrimental effects on emissions and emission controls. Coming in year 2014
High Temperature High Shear Viscosity ASTM D4683 High Temperature High Shear Viscosity @ 150oC To be determined Viscosity at the shear rate and temperature of this test method is thought to be representative of the condition encountered in the bearings of automotive engines in severe service. The importance of viscosity to engine lubrication at these conditions has been addressed in many publications. Coming in year 2014